For Families

Play & Learn: In Gallery, at Home and Outside!

The galleries are open with our exciting new exhibition, Our Silver City 2094. Make sure to watch this space for new creative and playful activities (down at the bottom) related to ideas in the exhibition, or take a look here Play & Learn Family Activities at Home.

Some you can do with everyday objects, however others might require a few art materials. If this is something you would like, you can reserve and pick up a free materials pack from our reception or we can post them out to you. Look out for the Free Materials listed at the top of the activity.

We have sent out almost 1,200 material packs to our families since January of this year to support your making at home.

Were you one of our One in a Thousand? If so, make sure you download the badge, add a bit of sparkle, and wear it with pride.

Thank you to all those that joined us for a busy October half term. Look to see if you can spot yourself, or your artwork in I Spy: Home from Home

You could also take a look at our Virtual Reality tour of past exhibitions and related activites.

If you are a little unsure trying activities at home here’s a few tips from our Play and Learn Team who share their thoughts about creating a space for playing and making at home. You can also find out a little bit about them and what they've been up to Getting to know us: Play and Learn Team

Be sure to share your ‘in Gallery, at Home and Outside!’ experience on our social media, at #NCmaking so we can see what amazing ways you have tried our activities. Take a look here to see what we've all been up to.

Please email to receive a free material pack, there are lots to choose, see the selection of activities below or all our activities are here

We'd love to hear what you think. Who knows, you could join our team of kid creatives!